Daniel Palka
RF | B/T: L/L | 6' 2" 230LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 3, #88, Arizona Diamondbacks | Georgia Tech
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2019 93 84 4 9 2 4 0 .107 .194 .179 .373
2 Seasons 542 501 60 109 29 71 2 .218 .277 .433 .710
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2019 .107 2 4 0 .373
2 Seasons .218 29 71 2 .710

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2018 26 1839 264 38 14.4 8.5 92.3 118.4 11.6 28.0 .227 .447 .329 .312 .452 49.0 34.1 6.7
2019 27 383 49 3 6.1 3.2 87.4 115.2 15.0 22.4 .146 .229 .174 .212 .274 34.7 37.6 8.6
Player 2222 313 41 13.1 7.6 91.5 118.4 12.2 27.2 .213 .410 .302 .295 .424 46.8 34.7 7.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.7 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 45.8 26.5 20.1 7.6 41.7 38.6 19.7 2.3 35.6 22.3 18.6 6.1 14.4 8.5
2019 49.0 16.3 14.3 20.4 36.7 49.0 14.3 2.0 42.9 32.7 14.3 2.0 6.1 3.2
Player 46.3 24.9 19.2 9.6 40.9 40.3 18.8 2.2 36.7 24.0 17.9 5.4 13.1 7.6
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 4-Seamer -1.7 -3 164 42.8 32 .077 .192 .222 46.3 43.8 24.6 .118 .215 .245 41.7
2019 Changeup -4.7 -3 55 14.4 15 .133 .133 .120 27.3 26.7 20.0 .155 .176 .143 36.4
2019 Curveball -4.8 -3 54 14.1 15 .143 .143 .167 35.7 40.0 22.2 .125 .144 .157 25.0
2019 Slider -8.6 -4 41 10.7 14 .077 .077 .114 38.1 35.7 29.4 .177 .218 .207 25.0
2019 Sinker 0.8 0 37 9.7 6 .200 .800 .450 42.1 33.3 25.0 .268 .871 .508 66.7
2019 Cutter -4.6 -1 22 5.7 6 .167 .167 .150 42.9 50.0 42.9 .097 .105 .094 0.0
2019 Splitter -11.6 -1 9 2.3 5 .000 .000 .000 0.0 20.0 20.0 .184 .226 .178 50.0
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 5 635 34.5 135 .275 .575 .408 34.8 35.6 22.7 .234 .477 .344 56.9
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 313 17.0 78 .243 .543 .366 18.5 19.2 22.4 .271 .612 .406 49.1
2018 Curveball -0.7 -2 287 15.6 65 .185 .354 .231 47.8 52.3 35.4 .152 .313 .196 45.2
2018 Slider 0.0 0 278 15.1 72 .214 .343 .288 39.3 44.4 27.6 .215 .329 .258 39.5
2018 Changeup -0.6 -1 229 12.5 69 .212 .470 .328 44.0 29.0 33.3 .219 .415 .290 54.3
2018 Cutter 3.5 2 64 3.5 16 .333 .533 .447 22.2 6.3 5.3 .317 .543 .388 35.7
2018 Splitter 4.1 1 31 1.7 10 .300 .700 .415 50.0 30.0 30.0 .305 .670 .408 28.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 445 1,837 11 -18 5 7 5
2019 93 382 -8 -8 0 2 -13
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 1,839 47.2 70.1 72.5 29.9 44.8 42.6 37.7 48.9 36.3 6.4 82.1
2019 383 43.7 69.5 70.7 38.6 47.0 41.4 44.1 52.2 39.5 5.5 85.7
Player 2,222 46.6 70.0 72.2 31.5 45.3 42.4 38.8 49.5 36.9 6.2 82.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 29.4 47.0 24.6 7.3 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA
2018 37 16 65 83 6 81 96 94 100 94 2 26 2 37 43
2019 97 37
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.1 27 26.5 1 5 12 17 63.0
2019 24.7 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 100.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 27 28 29 25 27 27 26 31 27 23 27 27 23 22 25 27 25 29 26 27 26 25 27 25 28 28 29 24 26 25 30
2019 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.3 -4.9
Launch Angle 11.6 3.4
Barrel % 14.4 -8.3
Hard Hit % 49 -14.3
Sweet Spot % 28 -5.6
xBA .227 -0.081
BA .24 -0.133
xwOBA .312 -0.1
wOBA .329 -0.155
xSLG .447 -0.218
SLG .484 -0.305
K% 34.1 3.5
BB% 6.7 1.9
Swing % 48.9 3.3
Whiff% 36.3 3.2
In Zone % 47.2 -3.5
Out of Zone % 52.8 3.5
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 8.7
First Pitch Swing % 37.7 6.4
First Pitch Strike % 61.9 2.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2018 L 446 210 47.1 .306 .355
2019 L 93 52 55.9 .131 .208

Pitch Tempo